[Ma-linux] Please Help: Ubuntu Graphical Login Fails
keithrbennett at gmail.com
Fri Jan 12 16:47:01 EST 2007
I have not been able to suppress the automatic startup of X again any
time I kill it. I tried telinit 3, but it still complained that X was
already running. Thinking that maybe telinit 3 would suppress X's
automatic restart, I killed X, but it started up again. So I can't do
any of the startx stuff because X is already running. What should I
Also, I'm not sure what the correct permissions are. When I do: ls
-ld /home/kbennett, I get "drwxr-xr-x" as the permission string. For
~/.kde, I get "drwx------".
I followed your instructions to completely wipe out /tmp and ~/.kde,
but got the same problem.
On 1/12/07, Russell Evans <russell-evans at qwest.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 12 Jan 2007 14:30:44 -0500
> "Keith Bennett" <keithrbennett at gmail.com> wrote:
> > * Checked /var/log/messages. There are some lines that being with
> > "(**) RADEON(0): ", but the messages don't look like errors or
> > even warnings.
> There isn't anything wrong with your X setup as you get the login. You
> probably have a problem in you home directory or /tmp
> Move to a VT with cntl-alt-1 and login. You will need root privileges,
> now teleinit 3. Try the startx command to see if you can get into your
> X environment as a normal user.
> If not, with root privileges again, cd to /tmp and remove all
> files and directories, DO NOT use dot star. remove all the dot files by
> calling them out. Change directory back to your home directory andtry
> the startx command as an ordinary user to see if that cleared the issue.
> If not, change directory to /home and confirm your home directory has
> the proper permissions. If everything is good then change directory
> into your hone directory and verify the permissions on your ,kde
> directory. If everything looks good, move the .kde directory
> to ,kde-old. Now run startx again. This will cause a new .kde to be
> created. I am assuming that kde is the default.
> If this doesn't work then do the same procedure above with your ,gnome
> or .grome2 directories.
> Thank you
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